Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does ACS offer free wigs?
  • How can I add fullness under hats/scarves?
  • What can I do about my missing eyebrows?
  • What can I do before actually losing my hair to make the loss less traumatic?
  • Is it normal to still want additional support after completing treatment?
  • Where can I find out about Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities?
  • Medical Questions

  • Are mammograms justified?
  • Can I reduce keloid scars?
  • Can support groups help?
  • Does positive mental attitude really help?
  • How can I calm my nerves when going to the doctor?
  • How can I eat my minimum of 5 servings of fruits/vegetables in one day?
  • How do I locate clinical trials?
  • Is loss of memory a side effect of chemotherapy?
  • What can I do about small veins?
  • What can I do to lower my risk of cancer?
  • What does "staging" mean?
  • Does ACS offer free wigs?


    Q. I have heard the American Cancer Society offers free wigs. Is this true?


    A. Yes, many of our local American Cancer Society offices distribute free wigs to women who are experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment. TLC donates many new wigs (and other items) through the local ACS offices and wigs are also donated by manufacturers and boutiques. Contact your local ACS office or call 1-800-ACS-2345 to see if an office near you participates in this free wig program.

    Para solicitar información en español, llame al 1-800-ACS-2345. Un especialista en información sobre el cáncer le asistirá en español.

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